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(1) In the event of a declaration by the speaker of the United States house of representatives pursuant to 2 U.S.C. sec. 8(b) that vacancies exist in more than one hundred of the offices of representatives in congress and where one or more of those vacancies is in the office of representative in congress from this state, the governor shall issue a proclamation setting a day to hold a special congressional vacancy election. The special congressional vacancy election shall be conducted on a Tuesday not more than forty-nine days after the date of the declaration, unless a general election for the office is to be held within seventy-five days of the date of the declaration.
(2) Candidates at the special congressional vacancy election shall be nominated by the party congressional central committee selected pursuant to section 1-3-103(3) not later than ten days after the declaration by the speaker of the United States house of representatives described in subsection (1) of this section.
(3) A person who desires to be an unaffiliated candidate at the special congressional vacancy election shall submit to the secretary of state a notarized candidate's statement of intent together with a nonrefundable filing fee of five hundred dollars.
(4) The secretary of state shall have the authority to promulgate rules as may be necessary to administer and enforce any provision of this section or to adjust statutory deadlines to ensure that a special congressional vacancy election is held within the time required by this section and 2 U.S.C. sec. 8(b).
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 1. Elections § 1-4-401.5. Special congressional vacancy election--continuity in representation--rules - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/co/title-1-elections/co-rev-st-sect-1-4-401-5/
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